freebase

[free-beys] Slang.
verb (used with object), freebased, freebasing.
1.
to purify (cocaine) by dissolving in ether, sodium hydroxide, etc., and filtering off the precipitate.
2.
to ingest (freebased cocaine).
verb (used without object), freebased, freebasing.
3.
to freebase cocaine.
noun
4.
freebased cocaine.
Also, free-base.


Origin:
1975–80; free + base1

freebaser, noun
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freebase (ˈfriːˌbeɪs)
 
n
1.  slang cocaine that has been refined by heating it in ether or some other solvent
 
vb , freebases, freebasing, freebased
2.  to refine (cocaine) in this way
3.  to smoke or inhale the fumes from (refined cocaine)

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Example sentences
Through a simple chemical procedure, cocaine may be changed into a smokeable form known as freebase or crack.
Drugs that are usually inhaled include cigarettes, marijuana, and freebase cocaine.
Freebase refers to the absence of inert ingredients used to cut cocaine.
Freebase cocaine is produced by first dissolving cocaine hydrochloride in water.
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